Features

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Five years ago when the federal government announced its intent to designate styrene as a “possible” cause of cancer in humans, makers and sellers of a wide range of products containing styrene were seriously concerned, including those in the sanitary sewer rehabilitation industry.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition and the 14th year for the RehabZone, the popular “show within a show” at UCT which offers objective, “no-sell” information about the rapidly-growing pipeline rehabilitation industry.

Frank O. Welch, president of Rockford Corporation, was elected Pipe Line Contractors Association president at the group’s recent annual meeting at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, CA.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The One-Call system is the starting point for preventing accidentally damage to underground utilities.

Another year, another convention, another record – that has become the pattern for the high-growth and extremely active National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO).

Randy Happel, Contributing Editor

Rod Thornhill, P.E., president of White Rock Consultants, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, is the 2015 recipient of the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA)/Underground Construction magazine’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

Congested, crammed, jam-packed, overcrowded, teeming: all these words seem to describe the current underground infrastructure.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Distribution Contractors Association has taken the initiative to address cross bore issues as they relate to the underground construction community. The DCA Government Relations Committee, co-chaired by Greg Dahl of ARB and Dave Wizniewski of Vermeer, led the effort to create a position paper on this safety issue of critical importance not only to the gas distribution industry, but all aspects of underground work.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) is preparing a report titled Leading Practices for Cross Bore Safety to address underground utility crossbores, a continuing issue that affects utility providers, contractors and the general public.

Brownsville, on the southernmost tip of Texas and the northern bank of the Rio Grande, is across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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